Who doesn’t want to save money? With PG&E rates increasing by as much as 5% per year, now is the time to go solar.
No more utility rate increases, no more spikes in electricity rate charges during peak hours. Take back control. Enjoy the independence of owning your own electric power source.
Save about one-third of the cost with Federal Incentives good only through Dec. 31, 2019.
How about an annual return of 12% or more in savings you can count on? Plus, up to $50k increase to your property value.
Support creation of great, skilled American jobs in a high growth industry. Your investment in solar energy supports American worker who live in our cities and towns.
Investing in solar energy reduces your carbon footprint which reduces global climate change and directly promotes the use of sustainable energy with no emissions or harmful side effects.
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We only install top of the line products such as LG, Panasonic, Solaria and SolarWorld modules, (all backed by 25 year warranties and power production guarantees from the mfg.), and Enphase micro-inverters or SoloarEdge optimizers / inverter, to maximize power output with compatibility to battery storage systems. All at the GUARANTEED lowest price! We monitor your system at no additional charge. If there’s ever a problem with your power production, we’ll know and will be able to troubleshoot the issue. Coastwide also offers a 20 year workmanship warranty on all of our solar installations. Try finding that with another contractor!
1. Consultation – We'll meet with you to gather all of the details and relevant information, including electrical bills, to determine current / future energy usage, and present you with our best recommendation for a PV solar system, including roofing analysis, array placement, energy production based on seasonal factors, cost of proposed system and various financing options specific to your needs.
2. Site Survey with Technician – Measure roof and sun eye analysis to determine seasonal shade patterns. Take pictures of house / roof / attic / electrical panel to begin preparation of plans.
3. Design Team Creates Plans – We model in CAD / solar software and create a full set of permit ready design drawings. Our Project Manager will present designs to homeowner to answer any questions or concerns they may have.
4. Permiting – The designs are submitted for approval to the City / County having jurisdiction. This can sometimes take up to 1 to 2 weeks to receive permits. During this phase we’ll also submit the application to PG&E for Net Energy Metering &
Interconnection for Solar to public energy grids.
5. Procure Materials / Set Install Date - We work directly with our distributors to arrange for the delivery of all solar materials right to the job site. Once we have the permit, we'll schedule a date with the homwowner to begin installation.
6. System Install – Our solar team begins installing racking hardware, inverters, modules, conduit, and monitoring equipment – approximate time needed 1 to 2 days – depending on size and complexity of system.
7. Final Inspection – We schedule with your local jurisdiction for the final inspection of the system, have our electricians on site, and make whatever corrections are needed to get the permit signed off and submitted to PG&E.
8. Permission to Operate / Set up System Monitoring - Within about a week, you will receive a notice from the Utility Co. allowing the system to interconnect to their grid. Now is when the REAL SAVINGS begin - you'll start receiving dollar for dollar credits for the energy you give back to PG&E. We'll also go over the system monitoring with you so you can keep an eye on the production from your own computer, tablet or smart phone.
Surprise! A recent study by Lawrence Berkeley Labs clearly shows that your home’s value will increase by more than a rooftop system costs. “Selling into the Sun: Price Premium Analysis of a Multi-State Dataset of Solar Homes” found that a home’s value will increase based on the size of the rooftop solar system at the rate of $4/watt. So for a typical 5,000 watt system that costs $14,00 after the 30% Investment Tax Credit, a home’s value would go up by $20,000. This is a big deal for anyone considering solar as an investment.
But there is one catch: that $4/watt increase value only applies if the system is owned by the homeowner (unsecured and secured loans, as well as PACE loans). However, if there is a third party who owns the system (the case with leases and PPAs), the $4/watt valuation metric does not apply. It is also important to note that the study is based on home sale data from 2002 to 2013 when the average price of rooftop solar was higher compared to today’s average of $4/watt. Nevertheless, whether new home buyers want solar because of its “green cachet”, monthly savings, environmental benefits, or just poking their local utility in the eye — it is now clear that rooftop solar is a good home investment.